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to change

to change

/ˈtʃeɪndʒ/
verb
to not stay the same; to become different
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When people traveled into a new time zone, they had to change their watches.

They help change the food we eat, so our bodies can use the vitamins in the food.

It is changing from a traditional way of life to a modern industrial way of life.

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to convert

to convert

/ˈkɑnvɝt/, /kənˈvɝt/
verb
to change into a different form or to change into something with a different use
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The amplified vibration stimulates nerve sensors that convert the vibrations into electrical signals that the brain can analyze.

Tracy takes the lamb's wool Meredith couldn't sell and converts it into throw blankets.

We had to convert digitally.

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to transform

to transform

/ˈtɹænsfɔɹm/, /tɹænsˈfɔɹm/
verb
to change the appearance, character, or nature of a person or object
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When satellite data for the region became available, they showed that huge forces had just transformed East Africa.

Here, they'll live out their lives freely, until they're transformed into food.

She transformed a nut-roasting cart into a studio on wheels

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to modify

to modify

/ˈmɑdəˌfaɪ/
verb
to make minor changes to something so that it is more suitable or better
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They could be modified, they could be shrunk.

That's short for genetically modified organism.

Technically, something that has been genetically modified can be done through traditional methods too, like selective breeding.

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to alter

to alter

/ˈɔɫtɝ/
verb
to cause something or someone to be different; to experience a change
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He altered at least two photographs he took there during the summer of 2006.

That conception that because you have this condition your life is altered.

But if a controller alters the sequence using those strips...

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to adapt

to adapt

/əˈdæpt/
verb
to change something in a way that suits a new purpose or situation better
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"I've adapted to hearing and I want to learn sign.

But this year, the company has been adapting to changing trends.

Cooper: We literally had to adapt our little family-owned business to become a direct to consumer.

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to reverse

to reverse

/ɹiˈvɝs/, /ɹɪˈvɝs/
verb
to change something such as a process, situation, etc. to be the opposite of what it was before
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Just 79 days after the soda was launched the company reversed course and the original formula was reinstated.

" The thing is, this is not likely to reverse course.

But then it reversed the decision a few months later.

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to revise

to revise

/ɹiˈvaɪz/, /ɹɪˈvaɪz/
verb
to make changes to something because of new information, etc.
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Consumer advocates are urging the FTC to revise the final rule to require prices be listed online.

Those regulations have been revised time and time again as carriers have pushed back against stricter rules.

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to adjust

to adjust

/əˈdʒəst/
verb
to slightly alter or move something in order to improve it or make it work better
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I mean, you can adjust the height.

You can adjust, you know, what position that you're going to be in.

And if not, what steps can you take next month to adjust?

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to customize

to customize

/ˈkəstəˌmaɪz/
verb
to change or make something in a way that better serves a particular task, person, etc.
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The group customizes supercars and drives them around Tokyo at night.

Careem also had an advantage over Uber when it came to customizing its offerings on the local level.

You can customize it to make whatever you think your child would like.

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to distort

to distort

/dɪˈstɔɹt/
verb
to change and twist a fact, idea, etc. in a way that no longer conveys its true meaning
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Zombie markets, a market that are completely mispriced they're completely distorted.

The audio you're about to hear is distorted due to recording issues.

Bigger ones may be victims of collisions, their shapes distorted so much that the structure was lost.

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to doctor

to doctor

/ˈdɑktɝ/, /ˈdɔktɝ/
verb
to change something in order to trick people into believing a lie
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But they knew doctors could not heat a patient's body to a high temperature.

If so, a doctor could learn about a person's behavior by analyzing these bumps.

The bumps would tell the doctor about the person's behavior.

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to modulate

to modulate

/ˈmɔdʒjuɫeɪt/, /ˈmɔdʒuɫeɪt/
verb
to change or keep something in order to achieve a desired effect
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-Sisqó came up with an idea for a key change to modulate a half-step up halfway through the song.

>> You can just start doing these techniques and you can modulate your adrenaline levels by will.

Stress are able to modulate your immune response.

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to reinvent

to reinvent

/ˌɹiɪnˈvɛnt/
verb
to practice a new way of life or engage in a new job
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Kim is an artist who reinvented sound.

People in this small Egyptian village reinvented the ancient process in the 1970s.

We've now been forced to reinvent in this video only environment.

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to remodel

to remodel

/ɹiˈmɑdəɫ/
verb
to change the figure, appearance or structure of something
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Remodeled in 2014, the house originally belonged to author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

My visual thinking mind went wild when I was six years old and they were remodeling our house.

So the train was remodeled in the shape of a kingfisher’s beak.

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to revolutionize

to revolutionize

/ˌɹɛvəˈɫuʃəˌnaɪz/
verb
to change something in a significant or fundamental way
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The system revolutionized the restaurant business and introduced the term "fast food.

These restaurants and others that copied the McDonald's system revolutionized the food-service business.

A model for fast-food restaurant service helped to revolutionize business throughout the world.

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to shift

to shift

/ˈʃɪft/
verb
(of a policy, point of view, or situation) to become something different
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Here the calendar date shifted.

The difference was that sand shifted from the top bowl into the bottom bowl.

It appears to shift from east to west.

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to transition

to transition

/tɹænˈzɪʃən/
verb
to make something change from a particular state, condition or position to another
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It'll help them transition through boot camp.

Sometimes it's about transitioning and doing it smoothly.

Family gravesites also began transitioning to burials in park-like cemeteries.

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to undo

to undo

/ənˈdu/
verb
to make null or cancel the effects of something
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They undo a screw on one of Sue's skis.

I'll undo the binding.

The screw on her binding is undone.

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to diversify

to diversify

/daɪˈvɝsəˌfaɪ/, /dɪˈvɝsəˌfaɪ/
verb
(of a business) to increase the range of goods and services in order to reduce risk of failure
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And Tom says the industry needs to diversify.

Or diversifying into new product lines, like Twinkies cereal.

This new era of card collecting proved select cards could be a serious way to diversify one's investments.

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to develop

to develop

/dɪˈvɛɫəp/
verb
to change and become stronger or more advanced
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About 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians developed a 12-hour time system.

In 1859, Louis Pasteur developed a procedure to make milk from farm animals safe to drink.

Suppose that a company has developed an innovative new product: a powder made from dried fruit.

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to switch

to switch

/ˈswɪtʃ/
verb
to change from one thing to another
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This was before I switched to veganism - don't yell at me.

Why would you want to switch.

I thought I would switch things up a little bit and introduce a new charity to you.

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drastic

drastic

/ˈdɹæstɪk/
adjective
extreme and with a serious effect
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What's the most drastic thing you've done to get views/subs?

But recruit training has seen drastic transformations because of the pandemic.

You see, the difference in color is pretty drastic for polished boot and unpolished boot.

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developmental

developmental

/dɪˌvɛɫəpˈmɛnəɫ/, /dɪˌvɛɫəpˈmɛntəɫ/
adjective
connected with the state or process of development
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But it basically said that something, something, something we don't want to hinder developmental growth.

Enter the developmental biologists -- they study how living things grow throughout the course of their lives.

He viewed homosexuality as a developmental glitch.

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gradual

gradual

/ˈɡɹædʒuəɫ/
adjective
occurring slowly and step-by-step over a long period of time
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I could have been born with It or it could have been gradual.

Some cities have seen a gradual recovery and rides on shared bicycles and scooters as a result of temporary cycling infrastructure.

Eventually gradual change gave rise to a new era.

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radical

radical

/ˈɹædəkəɫ/, /ˈɹædɪkəɫ/
adjective
(of actions, ideas, etc.) very new and different from the norm
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It's really a radical gesture to offer for sale something without any object.

And eventually, experts agree that we will see a radical decrease in robocalls.

Today, we don't really appreciate how radical this idea is.

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sweeping

sweeping

/ˈswipɪŋ/
adjective
having a wide range of effects or impacts
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The bill would legalize marijuana at the federal level and implement sweeping regulations and reforms surrounding the drug.

It had a little bit of a sweeping system on the inside.

If it's a dry sweeping pad, it knows obviously enough to spray water.

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accommodation

accommodation

/əˌkɑməˈdeɪʃən/
noun
an arrangement made and acceptable by a group of people having disagreements
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Did you get accommodations easily or did you have to fight tooth and nail for them?

The inn offers luxury accommodations, including condos and kitty suites with plush beds and TVs.

So how have the accommodations been?

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amendment

amendment

/əˈmɛndmənt/
noun
the process of slightly changing something in order to fix or improve it
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Amendments added child, spouse and survivor benefits.

Some Constitutional amendments also help to structure American elections.

He appealed well, his lawyers did claiming that his 5th amendment rights were violated.

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alteration

alteration

/ˌɔɫtɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
a change in something that does not fundamentally make it different
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Unfortunately for the photographer, his alterations were soon apparent to some sharp-eyed readers.

We take them apart, we put them together, and do the alterations.

Narrator: Alterations for each tunic can take up to two days.

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to make into

to make into

/mˈeɪk ˌɪntʊ/
verb
to change a person or thing into another

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to turn into

to turn into

/tˈɜːn ˌɪntʊ/
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to change and become something else
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Can you call it adult abuse when you turn into an adult?

and she saw that she ended up turning into a zombie.

And now it's time to see them turned into food.

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to morph into

to morph into

/mˈɔːɹf ˌɪntʊ/
verb
to gradually turn into something else

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by the minute

by the minute

/baɪ ðə mˈɪnɪt/
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changing or developing rapidly
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They can charge by the minute or by kilowatt hour.

Power that was growing by the minute.

However, scheduling is getting more complicated by the minute.

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